Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a “very tense situation” in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on June 22 that an estimated 60,000 “armed extremists” were fighting in Afghanistan, including 10,000 under […]

Obama legacy: One million green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority nations

Obama legacy: One million green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority nations

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 The administration of President Barack Obama will have issued more than one million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries by the end of the president’s tenure, according to a report. The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest on June 17 reported that, in the first six […]

Trump would temporarily ban Afghan, Pakistani immigrants from U.S.

Trump would temporarily ban Afghan, Pakistani immigrants from U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Donald Trump, the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, hardened his position against allowing Muslims into the United States and said his ban would target Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria. In a speech on national security on June 13, a day after 49 people were killed by an […]

White House spokesman terms Clinton email probe a ‘criminal investigation’

White House spokesman terms Clinton email probe a ‘criminal investigation’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2016 On the same day President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him, the White House for the first time referred to the probe into the former secretary of state’s emails as a “criminal investigation.” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest used the term at his June 9 briefing […]

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

Religious freedom report: Worldwide upheaval encouraging ‘systematic’ intolerance

Religious freedom report: Worldwide upheaval encouraging ‘systematic’ intolerance

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. According to the report released on May 2, the global refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation have contributed to an increase in “societal intolerance.” The […]

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com Several members of Congress are questioning the “judgment and timing” of the Obama administration’s sale of F-16s to Pakistan, saying the Pakistanis could use the jets to attack India rather than the intended purpose of combating terrorism. The Obama administration plans to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at an estimated […]

Spike in worldwide executions credited to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Spike in worldwide executions credited to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Amnesty International says the number of confirmed executions across the world surged to its highest level in more than two decades in 2015, fueled by the rising use of capital punishment in Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. In a report released on April 6, the London-based […]

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Special to WorldTribune.com A terrorist targeted mostly women and children when he blew himself up at a busy public park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday. At least 65 people, the majority women and children, were killed and more than 280 wounded. Reports said the blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a […]